Criminal (Adult)

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Court Rules

  • All resets must have Defendant's Original Signature. No exceptions. 
  • Motions for Continuance must be filed and ruled upon at least 2 weeks prior to a Jury Trial Setting or a Bench Trial Setting.
  • To "Off-Docket" a case, you must contact the Court Coordinator no less than 48 hours before the day and time you are seeking. Walk-in "Off-Dockets" the day of, cannot be accommodated.

Docket Days and Times

If Defendant fails to appear, a warrant will be issued. 

Arraignment
Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
Criminal cases must be reset in person on the assigned court date. If an attorney cannot be present, written notice should be sent to the Court Coordinator, Jackie Kermode, at Jackie.Kermode@fortbendcountytx.gov to request the AOD assist their client with a reset. Please give notice to the Coordinator no less than 24 hours prior to the 8:30 a.m. setting.

Admonishment
Fridays at 8:30 a.m. 

Compliance
Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
For those Defendants who are considering or have been approved to enter a pretrial diversion program. 

Court Costs
Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
If Defendant owes court costs, he/she must be present or a warrant will be issued. 

Jury Trial
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Attorneys and Defendants must be present.

Motions/Early Terminations/MRP/MAG/PreTrial/etc.
Tuesdays or Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
Requests for a setting should be in writing to the Coordinator. The Rules for proper service apply. All Motions for Early Termination must provide 2 weeks notice to Probation and the District Attorney's Office. 

Plea/Disposition
Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m.